I love makeup. It’s one of my very favorite things about being a girl. So for this week’s Fashion Friday I’m going to tell you about some of my favorite products. I’ve used all sorts of brands since I first started wearing makeup, and I’ve finally found products that I love to wear. If I had the time, I would wear makeup every day, but as it is… I really like to sleep in most mornings – so I usually just put on some lipstick on my way to work, but on those days I do wear makeup – this is what I wear.
My day starts with a good primer. My primer of choice is “That Gal” by Benefit Cosmetics. I sometimes wear my makeup without it, but it really does make a difference in the overall brightness of my face.
The primer is followed by a little concealer. A good concealer is the only thing that makes me not look like I haven’t slept in a week. I always have dark circles under my eyes no matter how much sleep I get. And it always seems like I have a spot or two that needs a little concealing – especially in all this heat we’ve been having. For me Benefit’s Boi-ing Concealer is real life PhotoShop.
After priming and concealing, I’m ready for my foundation. I’m super picky that I not look like I’m wearing makeup – but I do still want to look gorgeous. Benefit Cosmetics “Hello Flawless!” SPF 15 Foundation gives me that flawless look without looking fake.
Once I get past the foundation, I find I have a wide variety of products I love.
I have long lashes, but just like my hair they are super fine, so my mascara of choice is Covergirl’s Lashblast Fusion Water Resistant Mascara. It provides me with a great combination of length and thickness.
Another thing that helps me accent my eyes is a good eye liner. My go to liner is the Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black.
But, just like my clothes, I sometimes want a little color. I keep the Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Liquid Glitter Liner in Purple, Teal, and Brown around just for those occasions.
I use lots of different eyeshadows – basically I’m not picky about them as long as like the color. For everyday, I usually use Covergirl’s Smokey Shadow Blast. I keep it in Silver Sky, Citrus Flair, and Bronze Fire. But for special occasions I like to be more dramatic, so I start with a layer of Eyeshadow Primer Potion and add a great powder shadow. The Primer Potion really makes the colors pop.
For me, cheeks are super simple. I almost always use the CoverGirl Cheekers Bronzer to accentuate my cheekbones.
For the rare occasions I want a real blush I keep a container of Mica Beauty Blush in Wild Rose.
Lips are almost always the most important part of my makeup. I have lots of lipsticks I use. I love L’Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge Lipcolour – I have it in Ravishing Red, Eternal Rose, and Coral Seduction.
What are your go-to makeup products?This post uses affiliate links. And I also want to thank Marybeth over at Alarm Clock Wars for the inspiration to write this post.